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The Sharing Economy - Get Involved!

The People Who Share is an exciting movement that is making sharing mainstream. They run big campaigns such as Global Sharing Day and reach over 70 million people in 192 countries. They want to encourage conversations between people who share to find a way to enjoy more and live better. 

Join us at our 4th Fair Trade and Sharing Economy event where Benita Matofska, Chief Sharer at The People Who Share, will explain how you can be part of a Sharing Economy and help you discover that sharing is... fun, affordable, easy, mobile and, of course, social.

The People Who Share are committed to reshaping the world through sharing, harnessing the power of reciprocity to create happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. They seek to make it easy for people who *need*, to connect with people who *have*, and build a global community of sharers. 

Everyone is a supplier of goods, services and experiences. Where people share skills, time, resources, knowledge, responsibility, opportunities, ideas, goods, services and stuff. Let's unlock the sharing potential that exists in each of us! What will you share?

View Benita's TEDxBrighton talk here:

Bring an item for the Share Table

Bring good quality items that you have but no longer need for our Share Table and find pre-loved items to take home with you.

Here is how it works: 

1. Bring along one or more good quality items that you no longer need with you to the event. There is no requirement of monetary value, because value goes far beyond simply what one paid for an item. Items can range from clothes, to mugs, to books, to anything you can think of!

2. Put your items on our Share Table before the main event.

3. After the main event, If you find any pre-loved items at the Share Table that you like, then take them home with you. No need to pay - it's all about sharing!

4. If any items are left over, we will keep them to bring to the next Share Table at future events - so the sharing keeps going!

You Will Need To Pay Your Annual Subscription to Attend

Although participation in our network and social media sites is free, we do expect all those who attend our events to pay an annual subscription (only £12 online or £15 on the door) that covers attendance to more than 6 events every month, which is more than 70 events per year so your subscription is amazing value for money!

We hold a wide range of events from meetings in the House of Commons to regular meetings like this one and from online webinars to house meetings. Your subscription also allows you to bring one guest for free to every meeting or webinar.

Fairly Square is the first fairtrade cafe/bar to open in central London. They serve a wide-range of delicious fairtrade, organic, rainforest alliance certified foods and drinks! More details about their ethos here:

A small optional donation of £2 is requested for our "snacks kitty" to buy nibbles to share amongst the audience as we know that participation in debates is hard work! This donation will be collected at the meeting.

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If you are unable to pay online this way can you please let us know and we will make other arrangements. Also we never refuse membership to anyone who is unable to pay so please let us know if there are difficulties this way and you will still be able to join in.

It should be a great event. We look forward to meeting you!

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